An evaluation of informal carers' experiences of hospital support

Bungay, Hilary and Alaszewski, Andy (2002) An evaluation of informal carers' experiences of hospital support. Project report. Centre for Health Services Studies (Full text available)

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the support that informal carers receive from the East Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust (The Conquest Hospital site). The aims of the research were to: · Examine carers' experience of the care and support provided by the NHS Trust. · Advise on ways in which services for carers can be improved and developed. The objectives of the research were to examine: · Carers' expectations of the types of support and information which they should receive when the person they are caring for is admitted to hospital. · The extent to which the East Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust Code of Practice for involving carers is being implemented. · The extent to which carers feel that their expectations have been met, their needs and interests have been taken into account and they have been involved as active partners in the care provided in hospital.

Item Type: Monograph (Project report)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Paula Loader
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2008 21:05
Last Modified: 06 May 2014 16:13
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/8312 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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